The purpose of grades is to see if you understand what the teacher is telling you. Frankly I do not like the system that we have now. To me it just puts too much pressure on the students. To me we should not have test or grades but we should one test in the beginning of the semester then one at the end to see where you are at, or the system that we learned about on Wednesday. I believe that the traditional method is not accurate because it is numbers. I believe that more people would N.J. ASK. I think that we should change they way the school grades are so that we have a better perspective in who we are doing in school.